Easy, Social, Swing (also known as IMPERIAL SWING)
'Imperial Swing' is a cross between East Coast and West Coast Swing as it is done in slot and in the round.
It started at the Club Imperial in St Louis. George Edick, who owned the club, let teenagers dance on the lower level and the swing dancers of the time taught them what was learned from their trips to the east coast.
As people traveled around, they added parts of west coast, bop and Carolina shag to complement the dance and make it distinctive. People can tell the difference between St. Louis dancers and dancers from other parts of the country.
"The Imperial" has elements of "East Coast", "West Coast", "Carolina Shag" and "Bop".
Easy, Social, Swing Dance Lessons
Beginner - Advanced
Friday Nights 7-8 pm
Concord Farmers Club, 10140 Concord School Rd., 63128
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You do not have to have a partner. There are usually other men and women taking lessons that come without partners.
No reservation or pre-sign up necessary. Just show up.
Pay as you go. Start on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week in the month, it does not matter.
Leather soled shoes are recommended. Dress is casual.
Semi-Private and Private Lessons are available in Ballwin on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends, depending on availability.
Contact Terry at 314.603.6337 or
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Swing 1 - 2nd Friday
Basic Closed Position Walkout
Ladies Underarm Turn Open Position
Friday, January 20, 2017
Swing 1 - 3rd Friday
Basic Closed Position
Swing 1 - 1st Friday
Basic Closed Position Ladies Glide Away